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  • Ex-La. governor (MeeMaw Blanco) halted hospital reopening (Katrina news)

    07/14/2009 6:45:04 PM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 782+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2009 | Cain Burdeau
    Weeks after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans and worsened the medical plight of the city's poor, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco said the publicly run Charity Hospital would not reopen, even though the military had scrubbed the building to medical-ready standards, the retired Army general who oversaw the work said. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore said Blanco told him in late September 2005 the 20-story building that served the region's poor residents would not reopen. "'Ma'am, we got the hospital clean, my people report ... if you want to use it,'" Honore recalled telling Blanco....
  • (Louisiana AG) Foti scrambles to keep (MeeMaw) Blanco off witness stand

    08/11/2007 12:19:36 PM PDT · by abb · 10 replies · 671+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | August 11, 2007 | Paul Rioux
    Having missed a deadline to challenge a subpoena requiring Gov. Kathleen Blanco to testify in the St. Rita's nursing home trial, the state attorney general's office asked for an emergency extension and, barring that, requested that Blanco give a closed-door deposition rather than be cross-examined on her response to Hurricane Katrina in open court. Defense attorneys subpoenaed Blanco on July 10 in connection with the upcoming negligent homicide trial for Sal and Mabel Mangano, who owned the St. Bernard Parish nursing home where 35 residents drowned during Katrina. snip Judge Jerome Winsberg is expected to issue a ruling on the...
  • Hurricane Victim Breaks into State Capitol, Yells for Governor

    02/15/2006 3:29:33 PM PST · by CajunConservative · 21 replies · 836+ views
    WAFB ^ | February 15, 2006 | Unknown
    A victim of Hurricane Katrina is accused of breaking into the Louisiana State Capitol, shouting obscenities, and yelling out Governor Kathleen Blanco's name. Louisiana State Police say Andre B. Smith, 29, of Gretna, gained entry into the capitol around 8:30 Tuesday night by throwing a metal trash can through a glass door on the east side of the building. Gretna is a suburb of New Orleans, located in Jefferson Parish. A police report of the incident says Smith said he was a hurricane victim. "He advised he was staying in a shack in Plaquemine and was aggravated about the aftermath...
  • Odom Trying To Convince Breaux To Run For Governor

    02/15/2006 12:48:42 PM PST · by CajunConservative · 24 replies · 576+ views
    KPLC ^ | February 15, 2006 | AP
    Reported by the Associated Press Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom says that he has lost confidence in Governor Kathleen Blanco's ability to lead and is trying to convince retired U.S. Senator John Breaux to run for her seat in 2007. When asked if he thought Blanco could turn the state around, Odom said, "No, I don't." Odom made his remarks after a speech he delivered during a West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the West Monroe Convention Center. Odom said he and "several others" - who he didn't identify - were putting together a poll that they hope to...

    01/13/2006 3:59:17 PM PST · by CajunConservative · 37 replies · 1,885+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | January 13, 2005
    **EXCLUSIVE** On the heels of the recall effort against Governor Kathleen Blanco, a memo has been issued to the heads of all state agencies, THE DEAD PELICAN has learned. The memo, issued today, states that "No employee in the classified service and no member of the Commission shall take active part in an effort to recall from office an elected public official, or seek, solicit or attempt to coerce any person including any employee in the classified service and any member of the Commission into participating in any such effort or signing a recall petition except that nothing contained herein...
  • After Storm, She Tries to Mend State, and Career

    12/29/2005 6:22:47 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 39 replies · 1,464+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 29, 2005 | James Dao
    BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 22 - She is struggling to rebuild a shattered state. But along the way, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana is also working to repair a wounded reputation - her own. She has been mocked as weepy and indecisive by radio talk show hosts who deride her as "momma governor." She has feuded with the White House, which did not invite her to a recent announcement on levee protection. She has been criticized on Capitol Hill by Republicans as having made a "dysfunctional" response to Hurricane Katrina. And through it all, Ms. Blanco, a 63-year-old Democrat,...
  • BLANK-O on the hot seat at 9 AM CST (LIVE THREAD)

    12/14/2005 6:52:07 AM PST · by Neville72 · 172 replies · 4,157+ views
    12/14/2005 | Neville72
    Kathleen "MeeMaw" Blanco goes in the dock starting in a few minutes. Live video at this link: Scroll down to Live video stream